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A phylogenetic study of Echidnopsis Hook. f. (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae) - taxonomic implications and the colonization of the Socotran archipelago


Thiv, M; Meve, U (2007). A phylogenetic study of Echidnopsis Hook. f. (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae) - taxonomic implications and the colonization of the Socotran archipelago. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 265(1-2):71-86.

Abstract

We investigated the phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of the Eritreo-Arabian genus Echidnopsis Hook. f. (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae). Phylogenetic reconstructions based on nrITS sequence data were obtained using maximum likelihood and parsimony analyses. The results reveal two weakly supported clades, each with a mix of African and Arabian taxa, including the genus Rhytidocaulon, and with four Socotran species forming a subclade of their own. Rather than a vicariance origin of these island elements, our data suggest a single dispersal event from eastern Africa. Echidnopsis thus parallels biogeographic patterns found for other Socotran endemic plants. Our revised taxonomy recognizes 28 species and 4 subspecies in the genus. Two new combinations, E. planiflora subsp. chrysantha and E. sharpei subsp. bavazzani are proposed

Abstract

We investigated the phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of the Eritreo-Arabian genus Echidnopsis Hook. f. (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae). Phylogenetic reconstructions based on nrITS sequence data were obtained using maximum likelihood and parsimony analyses. The results reveal two weakly supported clades, each with a mix of African and Arabian taxa, including the genus Rhytidocaulon, and with four Socotran species forming a subclade of their own. Rather than a vicariance origin of these island elements, our data suggest a single dispersal event from eastern Africa. Echidnopsis thus parallels biogeographic patterns found for other Socotran endemic plants. Our revised taxonomy recognizes 28 species and 4 subspecies in the genus. Two new combinations, E. planiflora subsp. chrysantha and E. sharpei subsp. bavazzani are proposed

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:580 Plants (Botany)
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Life Sciences > Plant Science
Language:English
Date:1 May 2007
Deposited On:27 Nov 2018 16:06
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:32
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0378-2697
OA Status:Green
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-007-0516-3
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007s0060600705163 (Library Catalogue)

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